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“In a lot of the countries where we work, journalists are under a great deal of pressure from governments, businesses and criminal organisations — for lousy pay,” says Sharon Moshavi, vice-president of new initiatives at the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ).
She believes that the work of reporters in developing countries can be harder than in richer parts of the world. This is partly due to political instability and a lack of transparency in business and government, but it can also be due to poor training, she says.
ICFJ runs training to improve the quality and impact of journalism all over the world, and supports various data journalism initiatives in Africa and Latin America. In this audio interview, Moshavi explains how data journalism can hold the powerful to account and generate revenue to strengthen the media presence where it is most needed.